17 doctors weighed in:

Can you get herpes from sharing underwear?

17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology
14 doctors agree

In brief: While

While it would be rare you can get herpes from sharing personal objects.

In brief: While

While it would be rare you can get herpes from sharing personal objects.
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No...

...Unless the underwear is saturated with bodily fluids, which would be really gross.
There is no evidence that the herpes virus survives on clothing or other inert objects long enough to transmit infection. Skin-to-skin contact, or contact with fresh bodily fluids, are the only known means of transmission.

In brief: No...

...Unless the underwear is saturated with bodily fluids, which would be really gross.
There is no evidence that the herpes virus survives on clothing or other inert objects long enough to transmit infection. Skin-to-skin contact, or contact with fresh bodily fluids, are the only known means of transmission.
Thank